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Forums: Index WoWWiki policy Editing articles/videos due to profanity?

Good Evening! I've been using WoWWiki for awhile now.. Whenever I have ever had a problem, or needed an outside opinion/reference, this site has always been my first stop-shop for what I need. So, I naturally decided that contributing to the site would only be fair with how much it has assisted me over the years. However, I've looked over the rules, guidelines, and policies, and unless I'm mistaken, or just plain missed it.. I haven't seen anything on the appropriateness of profanity that exists on some pages.. Primarily in videos. What is the "rule of thumb" regarding this? My thought process is that it shouldn't exist on the site.. Not that I'm trying to "censor" or "hide" from it, nor to hide others, like children, that use this site several times a day.. I just believe that there are better ways to communicate in an article/video than using profanity, regardless of intent. Some guidance would be greatly appreicated. Thanks for your time!

--AúroraKil'J (talk) 03:46, December 19, 2010 (UTC)

If there are particular videos or section with profanity that you wish to identify and be considered for review, you can use the {{cleanup|<reason>}} tag, but unless the profanity is extreme (constant or about child pornography or something), I would judge the content on it's usefulness to adding knowledge about the game or warcraft. The fact is, alot of videos have a sound track that is basically a voice chat session while playing and people use profanity when they get excited. There's also "trash talking" which happens frequently.
You could post some guidelines here on this forum post that people could comment on and possibly turn into general guidelines for the wiki, but beyond that I'm not sure how we can police that sort of thing. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 8:42 AM PST 19 Dec 2010

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